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P.A.E. Offers Aft Pilothouse Option for
Newly Introduced Flagship, Nordhavn 72

Dana Point, Calif.-(March 15, 2003)-Pacific Asian Enterprises, the world's leading manufacturer of ocean-going power vessels, now offers its flagship Nordhavn 72 in both standard and aft pilothouse layouts. P.A.E. designed this hardy yet elegant passage maker to cross any of the world's oceans safely and comfortably while being handled by two people.

New design options available
"Among Nordhavn aficionados are those who admire the aft pilothouse style of the Nordhavn 46 and 62 and who prefer the look of a North Sea trawler or a classic small freighter," said Dan Streech, president of P.A.E. "To meet that demand, naval architect Jeff Leishman has created a magnificent second deck and interior layout configuration for the Nordhavn 72."

The Nordhavn 72's aft pilothouse layout features a luxurious owners stateroom complete with bathtub, a lounging area on the upper aft deck and room on the foredeck for shore boats up to 18 feet.

Employing innovative tooling design, P.A.E. also offers optional engine and bow configurations. While the standard configuration is a single-screw vessel, the Nordhavn 72 molds have been designed to include inserts for twin skegs as part of the original hull lay up. Bulbous and conventional bow molds are removable and interchangeable allowing the buyer to choose either bow and still receive a one-piece seamless hull.

"No expense is being spared in the design, engineering and tooling phase of this project," said Streech.

Long-range passage maker
The Nordhavn 72 is an advancement and refinement of the P.A.E.'s proven modified full displacement (MFD™) hull design. Following the underwater lineage of the 40, 47, 50 and 57, P.A.E.'s innovative MFD™ hull form achieves superior sea-keeping qualities, longer range and greater speed than other full-displacement vessels of similar size. The MFD™ hull design features full stern sections to minimize pitching motion and to maximize weight-carrying capacity. The unique shape of the stern section also helps extend the upper end of cruising speeds by reducing the drag caused by "squatting", common to full displacement hulls running at high speed-to-length ratios. The MFD™ hull design includes a slight tunnel area for the propeller, allowing a large diameter prop to be used without increasing draft. This large diameter prop increases efficiency and reduces cavitation, creating a quieter running boat.

In keeping with Nordhavn's high standards, the Nordhavn 72 will be built entirely of fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) in highly-polished molds. All exterior surfaces will be finished in gleaming gelcoat to be immune to rust or corrosion. The vessel, which displaces 220,000 lbs, is built to extremely heavy scantlings. A true, full-displacement design with a 3,000 nautical mile cruising range, the Nordhavn 72 does not compromise hull integrity for weight savings. Designed and engineered to be handled by just one couple, the Nordhavn 72's systems engineering is state-of-the-art yet simple.

"Our experience running boats around the world confirms the importance of simplicity," said Joe Meglen, P.A.E. principal and key member of the 72 development team. "We want Nordhavn owners to be able to take their boats to the far corners of the world without the need for a full-time crew."

Elegant yet businesslike
The Nordhavn 72's exterior styling is elegant yet businesslike, reflecting the influence of commercial ship design and the aesthetics of today's modern yacht. The gorgeous woodwork for which P.A.E.'s craftsmen are famous is further enhanced by the work of yacht interior designer Scott Cole of Ardeo Design. Granite counter tops, stone flooring, rich carpet, leather and the finest available entertainment equipment, appliances, fittings and fixtures are all standard on the Nordhavn 72.

"For the flagship of our Nordhavn line, we rose the level of standard features to the highest possible point and included many items as standard that are options on other vessels," said Streech.

The 14-page standard equipment list includes a Detroit 60 DDEC IV main engine, Lugger 668 wing engine, 33 KW Northern Lights generator, Cruisair chilled water air conditioning and heating, Marquipt 2500 lb davit with extendable boom, ABT hydraulics package including bow and stern thruster, four Stidds helm seats, two Trace 4KW sine wave inverters, 20 Lifeline batteries, two Maxwell VWC windlasses each with 400 feet of half-inch chain and 300-lb. plow anchor, 10 bilge pumps, SeaLand Magnum Opus toilet system, and Aquamet 22 shafting. In addition, owners will find products from Bose, RCL, Sony, Sub Zero, Thermadore, PCM, Exalto, Bosh, Cantilupi, Carlisle & Finch, Glendining, Charles, Grohe and more.

Hull no. 1 due in June 2004
Tooling and mold construction for the Nordhavn 72 have been underway since September 2002 and construction on hull no. 1 will begin in June with a projected completion date of June 2004. Hulls no. 1 and no. 2 have been sold and hull no. 3 is available for delivery in early 2005. For more information or high-resolution images, contact Geoff Oxnam, Sass Communications, 410-263-8448 ext. 215 or geoff@sasscom.com.

Nordhavn 72 Specifications:

LOA 72'0''
LWL 65'0"
Beam 21'0"
Draft 7'0"
Displacement 220,000 lbs.
Water Capacity 800 gallons
Fuel Capacity 4,100 gallons
Engine Detroit Diesel Series 30 14L
Horespower 535hp
Range (approx.) 3,000nm @10 kt.

Nordhavn 72 Standard Layout

Nordhavn 72 Aft Pilothouse Layout


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